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Fall Cocktail- Pomegranate Orange Thyme Spritz

It’s pretty much Thanksgiving, and I am so excited about it! I got my fat pants ready, an extra pair of sweats juuuusst in case I decide to shovel instead of politely eat. You know you do it too…. don’t shake your head. We talked earlier this week about bringing flowers and a dessert to the Thanksgiving hostess. A cocktail is also a fun gesture! No holiday is complete without a playful cocktail or wine. You will be the favorite kid in the family for sure.  This year, I went a little healthy with the cocktail. I turned to Project Juice, our favorite organic cold-pressed juicery to assist with my holiday cocktail. Being a huge fan of cold-pressed juices, I was excited to whip something up with the Project Juices. I picked up a couple bottles of their Pomegranate Orange. The Pomegranate Orange is composed of young organic coconut, pomegranate, and oranges. Super yummy and oh so good for this fall season. I also grabbed my favorite, D-Tox for myself.  I dig the blend of pineapple, apple, and mint.

BTW, does drinking cold-pressed juices cross out the whole Thanksgiving dinner overeating? I’m gonna go with Yes, YES it does! Ha! Ha!

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Pomegranate Orange Thyme Spritz

Serving: 4 cocktails

Ingredients

12 oz Champagne
Thyme Simple Syrup (see below)
12 oz Project Juice Pomegranate Orange juice
Fresh Pomegranate Arils (aka seeds)
Fresh Thyme Sprigs for garnish
Ice

Thyme Simple Syrup

1/2 cup pure cane sugar
1/2 cup filtered water
Five sprigs of thyme + more for garnish

In a small saucepan, combine the cane sugar, water, and thyme over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved; bring to a simmer and then quickly turn off the heat, cover and allow to cool and steep, about 15 minutes.

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Directions

Fill up your glass of choice with ice. Add about two tablespoons of the simple thyme syrup to each glass. Taste your simple syrup prior and adjust the quantity to your liking. Pour 3 oz per glass of the Project Juice’s Pomegranate Orange, and top off with 3 oz of Champagne. Finish off with sprigs of fresh thyme and pomegranate arils.

We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

xx

Abby

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By on November 23, 2016 in Fall cocktails

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Summer Cocktails- The Porcupine

We interrupt your week with a very special treat! Can you guess it? YES! Bringing you an extra summer cocktail and on a Thursday. We are feeling crazy over here guys! Summer is insisting that it’s not over this week, so we had to obey and bring you another summer cocktail. This one has a glimpse of fall in it, perfect for this week which as been a little cold in the mornings and super hot in the afternoon.  I first made this cocktail for my son’s 2nd birthday party, and guests were all about it! This cocktail you can make prior and serve it in a pitcher for any event. (hint, perfect for football Sunday brunch) The porcupine is a crowd pleaser with its hints of rosemary and pineapple, bubbles from the Prosecco, and the taste of hops in the background. A perfect cocktail for the beginning of fall. You still have your summer tropical notes from the pineapple, and then you have the taste of fall with rosemary and beer. Yummy! Yes beer and Prosecco in the same drink… I told ya we were getting crazy over here. This is a drink your man will like too!

Photos by Meg Perotti 

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The Porcupine
Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
spears of pineapple for serving
2 – 3 inch Rosemary Sprigs, plus more for garnish
4- 12-ounce bottles of chilled Sierra Nevada (or your choice of a good quality pale ale)
1 bottle of sparkling dry Prosecco, chilled

Directions

In a small saucepan combine pineapple juice and 2 sprigs rosemary. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 1 cup. Strain juice into a bowl; discard solids. Cover and chill for 1 to 48 hours. In an extra-large bowl combine the strained juice, beer, and wine. Serve in wine glasses garnished with pineapple wedges and additional rosemary sprigs.

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We like to add an extra splash of prosecco at the end!

Drink up!

xx

Abby

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By on September 8, 2016 in COCKTAILS, Fall cocktails, SUMMER COCKTAILS

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